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Turmeric – the Golden Remedy

Turmeric – the Golden Remedy

Discover the golden gift of nature - Turmeric! This ancient Ayurvedic remedy is a treasure trove of health benefits that enhance brain health and immunity.

Shalya Tantra Dept.
May, 08 2023

Because of how deeply Ayurveda is embedded in our society, many of us use its principles without even realizing it in our daily cooking. Our kitchen represents a huge treasure of remedies that are readily available at a hands distance and yet we are negligent towards it. In the previous blog, we were introduced to Fitkari. Now we have got to be the crown jewel of this incredible treasure, whose value has now been recognized in the West: turmeric. Numerous studies conducted in recent years have demonstrated turmeric's efficacy as an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer agent. This is nature's golden gift to us, so let's see if we can figure it out. In Asia, people have used turmeric, the bright golden root of the plant, for millennia to promote overall health. Having a special fondness for the blood, it may transport its potent health benefits there and then to a variety of systems and functions.

“It is the major source of polyphenol curcumin. It aids in the management of oxidative and inflammatory conditions, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, anxiety, and hyperlipidemia. It may also help in the management of exercise-induced inflammation and muscle soreness, thus enhancing recovery and performance in active people.” (Curcumin: A Review of Its Effects on Human Health,, as per a recent study.

In Ayurveda, turmeric is utilized to provide harmony to the vata, pitta, and kapha doshas. The post-digestive impact (vipaka) of turmeric is pungent and it also has a bitter taste along with an astringent and possesses hot potency (virya).

Rasa dhatu and rakta dhatu, or the tissues of the blood, plasma, and lymph, benefit greatly from turmeric's use. It calms and cools these tissues while stimulating normal blood flow and cellular activity.

In Ayurveda, excess kapha and ama (toxins) are reduced by turmeric's heated nature, which allows it to have a mobilizing and cleansing impact.

Traditional uses of turmeric extend far beyond these organs and systems, to the muscles, joints, immune system, and skin.

In yogic traditions, turmeric is utilized to strengthen ligaments and purify the body's energy pathways (nadis) and centers (chakras).

Turmeric also known to –

  • Promote good digestion by enhancing gut flora, metabolism, and protein breakdown.
  • Anxiety is reduced, the mood is lifted, and brain health is enhanced thanks to turmeric's ability to rebuild and protect the cells of the neurological system.
  • To strengthen and reinforce the joints, tendons, and ligaments, it can be taken internally or administered externally, supporting the more comfortable joint movement.
  • As a tonic for the skin and blood, turmeric aids in purifying the body and promoting a healthy shine to the skin.
  • When administered on a regular basis, turmeric helps the liver perform at peak efficiency and supports the body's inherent detoxifying processes.
  • Strengthen circulation and promote heart health by warming the body and encouraging the development of new blood tissue.
  • Strengthen the immune system: Turmeric's high antioxidant content makes it an effective tool for combating illness and maintaining overall health.

So, be it in the cooking or a latte, whatever you prefer, do use this golden remedy to have a pure health like 24 carat gold!


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